DUI Breath Test Refusal

DUI Breath Test Refusal

The United States Supreme Court ruled in Birchfield v. North Dakota that a warrant is required if someone suspected of driving under the influence (DUI) refuses to take a blood test.  The blood test is used by law enforcement to obtain a person’s blood alcohol content (BAC).  However, it also ruled that law enforcement does not need a warrant to obtain a breath test. read more…


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Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement is a contract entered into between prospective spouses in anticipation and consideration of marriage.  Parties often enter into prenuptial agreements to protect themselves and the other spouse in case a divorce occurs.  These agreements are common and valid if certain requirements are met. read more…


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Selling Your House during or after a Divorce

Selling Your House during or after a Divorce

A home is usually the most valuable asset a couple owns during a marriage.  The typical situation involves a couple owning one primary residence.  The couple decides to separate and start the divorce process.  The consideration at that point then becomes what to do with the house.    read more…


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DUI Drugged Driving

DUI Drugged Driving

A new study by the Governors Highway Safety Association finds that drivers are nearly as likely to be impaired on drugs as drunk on alcohol.  The report also seeks out to take steps to better monitor and control drugged driving.  In other words, the report sets to seek out better ways to find drivers who are DUI drugged driving and have them prosecuted. read more…


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Divorce and Social Media

Divorce and Social Media

Divorce laws have changed some in the past years.  However, for the most part, divorce law and decisions has remained relatively steady for years.  Not to say there has not been changes but nothing that has dramatically changed the landscape of family law. read more…


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DUI and per se THC Levels

DUI and per se THC Levels

The recent legalization of marijuana is effecting potential changes to driving laws in the State of Washington.  Particularly, the DUI laws of Washington are getting a rethink.  As more states make medical and recreational marijuana use legal, they are determining what constitutes DUI while affected by marijuana.  This is important because after alcohol, marijuana use is the second leading substance that impairs drivers.     read more…


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Tips, Entrapment and DUI

Tips, Entrapment and DUI

Three Florida lawyers who orchestrated the DUI arrest of an adversary attorney should receive a professional death sentence – permanent disbarment, a Florida State judge recommended recently.

The recommendation stems from the DUI arrest of an attorney who was opposing counsel to three other attorneys in a slander lawsuit.  The arrested attorney was C. Philip Campbell.  He represented a radio personality in a slander lawsuit against another party represented by these three Florida attorneys. read more…


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Tax and Divorce

Tax and Divorce

Getting a divorce can be a very emotional process.  Because of this, some people forget or don’t think about tax and divorce.  And that’s understandable.  However, it is really important to keep tax issues on your mind during the divorce process and discuss these issues with your attorney and accountant.   With that in mind, here are some common tax considerations. read more…


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Drug DUI

Drug DUI

A mother of four was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) in Texas.  The twist in the story is that the arrest lead to the mother discovering she had a brain tumor.

On July 31, 2015, the mother dropped off her children at daycare.  She drove off and eventually hit a curb and collided with a fire hydrant.  The police arrived on the scene.  Presumably, they conducted some type of Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) to determine if the mother should be arrested for DUI.  This assumes the mother was well enough to conduct the tests despite the crash. read more…


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Business Valuation and Goodwill in a Divorce

Business Valuation and Goodwill in a Divorce

One of the trickiest and complicated issues during a divorce is valuating a business.  One part of valuation is a concept called goodwill.  Goodwill represents the continuing value of a business venture.  Inherent in its value are factors such as the name of the business, location, reputation and the ability of the members of the business.  In other words, goodwill is the intangible part of the business as opposed to the brick and mortar value of the business.  Depending on the business, goodwill can be the most important value of the company.   Also, a business need not be salable to have goodwill or does it need to have physical assets. read more…


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